Your cooperative is organized under the cooperative principles of enterprise and is owned by its members. The membership elects a board of directors to represent them in the operation of the cooperative. The board is comprised of seven member-directors, one per district. The Chief Executive Officer, hired by the Board of Directors, carries out the daily operations of the cooperative.
How to run for the board of directors
The Itasca-Mantrap board of directors are elected by the membership. They are elected at large and serve a 3 year term. All members are eligible to run for board positions as outlined in our bylaws. Members interested in becoming a candidate can call the Itasca-Mantrap office to request a candidate packet.
How to attend a board meeting
Regular monthly board meetings are typically held the last Thursday of each month and are open to the members. The board will provide time on the agenda for any member who wishes to discuss business with the board. Members desiring to discuss items of business with the board of directors are encouraged to contact the President-CEO at least 10 days in advance of the board meeting date so suitable arrangements can be made for accommodations and time on the business agenda. Groups are encouraged to appoint a spokesperson for the group.
How to vote in elections
All members receive an annual members' meeting notice that includes a voting ballot. Members may vote by mail or at the Annual Meeting, which is usually held in June.